Dresden 5G Lab delves into next-gen mobile communications

Dresden 5G Lab delves into next-gen mobile communications

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The 5G lab gets to work on devising key technologies for the 5th generation of mobile communications and applications based hereon. Initiated by professor Gerhard Fettweis who also is coordinator of the ‘Centre for Advancing Electronics Dresden’ (CFAED), the5G lab will be one of the focal point of 5G research in Europe.

At the opening ceremony, Fettweis provided details of the research topics the Lab is going to investigate. "A key feature of the next wireless technology will be a short message turnaround latency", he said. Short latencies will enable what Fettweis called ‘Tactile Internet’ – with a host of innovative applications in fields such as learning and training methods with tactile-to visual feedback. Other fields of innovation which will greatly benefit from short latency data communications include robotic-aided tele-surgery, or new generations of driver assistance systems.

The 5G Lab will establish four research tracks, addressing the entire value chain – semiconductor technology, wireless data transmission and core elements of network infrastructure, mobile edge cloud, and applications that require super-fast communications schemes. Technology requirements are, according to Fettweis, a massive reduction in latency, very high throughput, sensing, resilience, safety and security as well as massive fractal heterogeneity of every element. The CFAED excellence cluster will particularly support the 5G research Lab with its three systems-oriented research paths aiming at enabling the mobile edge cloud, which are orchestration, resilience and highly efficient computing.

The 5G Lab will experience support on various levels by two major industry partners – Vodafone (Fettweis chairs the Vodafone professorship for telecommunications at Dresden Technical University) and Measurement systems company National Instruments.

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